Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO monitoring new coronavirus variant named 'Mu'

The World Health Organization has said it is monitoring a new coronavirus variant known as "Mu", which was first identified in Colombia in January.

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SARS-CoV-2 mutations: Why the virus might still have some tricks to pull

The pandemic has enabled us to study the details of how evolution happens—in real time. Scientists have generated more than two million genome sequences of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, allowing us to dissect the minutiae of evolutionary ...

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Decoding delta: How viruses mutate and what can be done about it

Even as some Americans resume pre-pandemic activities like social gatherings or dining or shopping mask-free, a perilous schism is emerging in the U.S. between those who are vaccinated against COVID-19 and those who are not. ...

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SARS-CoV-2 following predictable mutational footsteps

New research from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln has shown that the mutations arising in the COVID-19-causing SARS-CoV-2 virus seem to run in the family—or at least the genus of coronaviruses most dangerous to humans.

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